Granada

Dance your way to the heart and soul of southern Spain

 

Granada SpainThere is no doubt that Granada is one of the most vibrant centers of Spanish culture in the peninsula. As a result of being the seat of Moorish rule for hundreds of years and under Muslim dominance until 1492, the influence is undeniable. Everywhere you look you see ornate archways and flower gardens emblematic of the city’s former regents.

Yet, despite this strong influence, Granada loses nothing of its Spanish character; in fact, it makes it stronger. Take the example of flamenco – the most Spanish of all dances. You can see its origins relived daily in the ancient gypsy Tablao caves. The passion and life of the Spanish people is made manifest in this unique and improv art form accompanied by Spanish guitars. The Albaycín neighborhood lives this reality not only in the caves where they perform and live, throughout the streets of Granada as well. The passion and art is palpable everywhere.

Just across from the Albaycín you find the famous La Alhambra palace, home to Arab Caliphs, Spanish Kings, and even a famous American writer. The halls and gardens of this immense palace complex require hours to explore, and will leave you desiring to  discover even more of its secrets. After you’ve had your fill and just cannot take any more jaw-dropping awe. It’s tapas time.

Granada is famous for its absolutely enormous tapas, never better than when paired with an Alhambra beer or a glass of sangria. Whether you want some pescadito frito, some regional Andalusian Jabugo ham, or prefer a little gazpacho, you will not regret the tapas here!

Whether you feel like dancing a little to the flamenco beat, taking in the Moorish architecture and its incredible fountains, or satiating your palate enjoying some tapas with a view of the breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada is sure to have something that will simply take your breath away.

 
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